Tips to Staying Secure at Work.
Every worker in a company has a responsibility to protect the system from cyber criminals even if it is not your main job to do it. You will be held responsible if you were found at fault when a breach in security is found.
Here are some tips that you can do to stay secure at work.
It is important that your passwords are secure all the time. Make sure that you don’t expose your passwords in public like writing them down in sticky notes and pasting on your computer monitor. If you do this practice then it would easily compromise your personal data very quickly. People can easily catch your password being displayed somewhere and can compromise your account really quick. Use a password manager for more security.
Its today’s work environment, it is possible for workers to do work away from their main office. People away from their office use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet and to their work. It is not really safe to do work using a public Wi-Fi especially if you are dealing with your company’s sensitive data. But, if you need to use a public Wi-Fi and make important financial transactions, you can keep yourself safe by using your company VPN to do so.
You can easily drop small things. Would you take a USB you find lying on the ground that somebody has dropped. Like everyone else, the temptation is there to make use of it. The reality is that we get the USB drive and find out what it contains. This is a mistake that you should not do. You don’t know what is in it. It could be a virus or a malware that may damage your office computer or steal your sensitive data. Don’t just avoid using them; better still is to avoid picking them up.
A phishing trap is what criminals do to access corporate networks. It is important to keep in mind that no company is immune to these frauds, whether it is small or large company. Anyone can be victimized. Even though you think you are safe, your data can still be stolen. Criminals are very quick to find opportunities to steal information. These criminals can steal your data and sell it on the dark web.
Is there any way to avoid phishing fraud? By being vigilant and making sure to investigate before clicking and links that look similar to websites your frequently visit.
It is important to have back up to your data. Some businesses have lost financially because of some kind of malware that cyber criminals use. There is such a thing today as criminals asking ransom for your captured data and the only way to get them back is to pay them the ransom. Because large companies pay large amount to retrieve their data, cyber criminals love doing this to them.
If you have data backup then you don’t have to deal with these data thieves.